An Inspector Calls : Themes and Theory

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Aristotles's Classical Unities

Time - actions takes place in real time; no more than one day 

Action - everything in the play contributes towards the main plot

Place - everything occurs in one location only ( The Birlings' Household)

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'Well-Made Play'

Developed by French dramatist Eugene Scribe (1791-1861) 'piece bien fait'

A 'well-made play' follows T.A.P (time action place) unities

Tight plot


Plot twists ( End of Play in AIC)

One character teaching a moral lesson to another (the Inspector)

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